U.S. State Capitals that are also its Largest City

Only 17 of the 50 U.S. State capitals are also the largest city (by city-proper population) in their state- can you name them?
Name the city, not the state.
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Last updated: October 11, 2021
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Capital
Atlanta
Boise
Boston
Charleston
Cheyenne
Columbus
Capital
Denver
Des Moines
Honolulu
Indianapolis
Jackson
Little Rock
Capital
Nashville
Oklahoma City
Phoenix
Providence
Salt Lake City
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Level 60
Jun 28, 2017
You are missing Nashville.
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Level 72
Jun 29, 2017
Wikipedia claims that Nashville has passed Memphis as of 2016 Census estimates, but I couldn't find confirmation of that in a primary source. They're certainly close. If someone can point me to the raw data, I'll update the quiz.
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Level 59
Aug 7, 2017
If you just search up the numbers on Google, Nashville has clearly surpassed Memphis.
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2017
Google isn't a primary source. It's hard to determine exact numbers when "city proper" isn't a universal term. Nevertheless, I found the following from the Census Bureau 2016 Estimates:

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance): 660k

Memphis city: 652k

The 2015 estimates were essentially equal, but it does seem like Nashville has recently come out on top, so I've updated the quiz.

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Level 56
Oct 10, 2021
charleston is the largest city in south carolina, not columbia
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2021
Looks like Charleston passed Columbia by about 10k in the 2020 census. I've updated the quiz, thanks. I imagine there are a few others that may need to be checked.